Well it has been a busy month at Cast Iron Theatre towers! We've been recording our podcast at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this month at the beautiful Sweet Grassmarket venue!
Knowing that our usual one hour chats weren't going to work with everyone's busy Fringe schedules, we decided to break our chats down into shorter chunks and interview a couple of companies per episode. It was also the first time we'd recorded using our in-phone mics - and it worked so well we may be recording in this mobile way for the rest of our episodes. Here's a quick rundown of our Edinburgh recordings!
We started with Episode 22, our first Edinburgh Fringe episode where we chatted to Katy Schutte about her solo hour, Schutte The Unromantic. We also talked with Rhythm Theatre about their poetry infused physical theatre piece Did I Choose These Shoes?
In Episode 23 we chatted to Phil Ainsworth - The Momentalist about his magic an mindreading show. Then we spoke with Jack Jackman about his series of short plays Identity. Later, we talked with Cameryn Moore about her show Nerd F**cker - that interview, as you might have guess, contained some naughty words and adult themes.
We followed that with Episode 24, where we chatted to Abi Mcloughlin & Stefania Bochicchio about The Principle of Uncertainty. Then we talked to Jane Postlethwaite about her one hour The House.
Episode 25 was a blast! We giggled our way through an interview with Tim & James from Dr James' Akademy of Evil then met with Miri Kane about her storytelling hour Crossbones. After that we chatted to Ilona Munro about her play The Recovery Version.
For Episode 26 we decided to chat to each other again so Michelle and Andrew talk about Cacophony, their experience of Edinburgh Fringe so far and what they have learnt for the future... oh, and Tim from Dr James' Akademy of Evil popped by for a chat too.
Episode 27 was our final Edinburgh Fringe recording and we finished in style by chatting with JD Henshaw, Artistic Director of Sweet Venues about what the Fringe is to him and how Sweet Venues has grown this year. There's also a discussion about passive aggressive bees... which are the worst kind.
Well, it has been pretty busy here at Cast Iron Theatre Towers. We've now uploaded 21 episodes of the Cast Iron Theatre Podcast. 21 - I know! We're delighted.
After taking a bit of a break in mid-June, we rounded off the month by recording episode 19. We chatted to Paul Macauley about his writing, including his New Writing South Award winning Brighton Fringe play Bug Camp by Broken Silence Theatre.
We followed that by recording our first live episode at Sweet Dukebox! Episode 20 was recorded at our Cast Iron Windows Poetry Evening in collaboration with Smeuse Poetry Magazine. There were poems by Beth Somerford and spoken word from poet Rachel Shorer and the evening was hosted by friend of the podcast, Yvette May.
In episode 21 we spoke to, well, ourselves! We're about to take our show Cacophony to Edinburgh Fringe and so took some time out from rehearsal to chat together about the show. In this episode you'll hear from Andrew Allen, Michelle Donkin and Heather-Rose Andrews. We may also mention our indiegogo fundraiser which only has one day left! If you do want to contribute to our Edinburgh Fringe fund pop along to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cacophony-edinburgh-fringe/#
August is going to be massive for us! Not only will we be doing our Cacophony thing but we'll also be taking the Cast Iron Theatre Podcast to Edinburgh Fringe to speak with theatre-makers about their shows. As always you can keep up with all the news here and do get in touch if you want to chat to us about your show.
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5 to 18? Seriously?
Apparently so. Thanks to the Brighton Fringe, we've been speaking to a LOT of talented companies and individuals about their shows. We spoke to Sam Chittenden about her play So You Say (which, after its run at Brighton, got picked up for a London transfer), and Michael Graney about writing and Doctor Who.
In episode 7, we chatted to Popheart Productions, and in episode 9, we spoke with Emily Carding about her show Richard III: A One Woman Show - which is still touring.
Sheer Drop Theatre, Love Hart Productions, New Venture Theatre and Adjective Productions made up the next four episodes, which were followed by Jessica McKerlie talking about Gender Spanner, and Any Suggestions, Doctor? - the improvised Doctor Who show.
In the last week, we spoke to Peppered Wit about Blink, Spilt Milk about their sketch show, and Griffin & Jones about being the pioneers of slapdash magic.
So, there's a helluva lot of episodes for you to dive into if you haven't already ..
We've launched our podcast! In the first episode, we talk to Sarah Johnson and Guy Wah, and in the second episode, we have a chat with Rob Cohen.
In episode 3, we talk with sketch group the Fannytasticals, and for ep 4, we get updated on the fringe with Yvette May. Upcoming episodes are going to feature Sam Chittenden, Michael Graney, and PopHeart Productions.
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